Georgetown, TX – 04/07/17

We had other plans for Saturday, so we did a Year Round Walking Event on Friday. The walk registration is at the Visitors Center across from the old courthouse.

Completed in 1911, this is the fifth courthouse to serve the citizens of Williamson County. It was renovated in 2007 back to its original Classical Revival styling.

Walk route doesn’t go inside the courthouse, but we detoured to see the skylight under the dome.

The Courthouse Square has several pieces of public art.

Lost Soul by Terry Jones

Springtime Blooms by Terry Jones

 

“Rose” is made of fiberglass and covered with photographic images from all over Texas. “Rose” is the creation of Sheryl E. McDonald.

Copper state of Lady Justice standing on the courthouse dome is on the Smithsonian Art Inventory Listing.

Mosaic entitled Last Man, First Man by Michael Epps

Dan Moody – Governor of Texas (1927–1931)

The Palace Theater was built in 1925. The original buff brick building was remodeled in 1936 to its present day Art Deco style.

Historical Marker for Old Georgetown Cemetery

San Gabriel River – Blue Hole Park

Overflow dam on the river

Hike and Bike trail along the river.

Black Squirrel

He didn’t run so I took a closer picture.

First low water crossing

New historical marker for the 1921 flood.

WPA Marker on the second low water crossing.

Looking back after we crossed over.

Bark Park had a few dogs enjoying its Pecan shaded area.

Yard full of poppies.

 Georgetown has a “Poppy Festival” the last weekend in April for anyone interested.

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I am an avid Volksmarcher. I belong to Texas County Walkers in Mesquite.
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